Download E-books The Color of Fascism: Lawrence Dennis, Racial Passing, and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States PDF

By Gerald Horne

What does it suggest that Lawrence Dennis—arguably the “brains” in the back of U.S. fascism—was born black yet spent his whole grownup existence passing for white? Born in Atlanta in 1893, Dennis begun existence as a hugely touted African American baby preacher, traveling nationally and arousing audiences along with his dark-skinned mom as his escort. although, at some point soon among leaving prep tuition and getting into Harvard college, he selected to desert his family members and his former existence as an African American with the intention to go for white. Dennis went directly to paintings for the nation division and on Wall highway, and finally turned the general public face of U.S. fascism, assembly with Mussolini and different fascist leaders in Europe. He underwent trial for sedition in the course of global struggle II, virtually touchdown in felony, and finally grew to become a chilly battle critic earlier than death in obscurity in 1977.

Based on broad archival learn, The colour of Fascism blends biography, social background, and significant race idea to light up the attention-grabbing lifetime of this complicated and enigmatic guy. Gerald Horne hyperlinks passing and fascism, the 2 major poles of Dennis's existence, suggesting that Dennis’s anger with the U.S. due to his upbringing in Jim Crow Georgia led him to alliances with the antagonists of the U.S. and that his own isolation which ended in his determination to move dovetailed together with his final isolationism.

Dennis’s existence is an enduring testomony to the resilience of right-wing inspiration within the U.S. the 1st full-scale biographical portrait of this exciting determine, The colour of Fascism additionally hyperlinks the unusual profession of a renowned American who selected to pass.

Show description

Read or Download The Color of Fascism: Lawrence Dennis, Racial Passing, and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States PDF

Similar American Studies books

American Son: My Story

Born right into a boxing family members, the son of Mexican-born mom and dad, Oscar "the Golden Boy" De l. a. Hoya has lived the yankee Dream—achieving extraordinary luck in every little thing from athletics to enterprise, from the recording to varied charitable ventures. The winner of six global titles and an Olympic gold medal, he has defeated greater than a dozen international champions and has left a good mark at the recreation of boxing, inspiring many that had all yet given up desire.

America's First Daughter: A Novel

The hot YORK TIMES & united states TODAY BESTSELLERIn a compelling, richly researched novel that pulls from millions of letters and unique resources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie inform the attention-grabbing, untold tale of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a girl who stored the secrets and techniques of our such a lot enigmatic founding father and formed an American legacy.

Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation

From John desire Franklin, America's premiere African American historian, comes this groundbreaking research of slave resistance and get away. A sweeping landscape of plantation lifestyles earlier than the Civil struggle, this booklet finds that slaves often rebelled opposed to their masters and ran clear of their plantations at any time when they can.

American Methodist Worship (Religion in America)

"American Methodist Worship is the main entire background of worship between John Wesley's numerous American religious descendents that has ever been written. will probably be a foundational e-book for someone who needs to appreciate how American Methodists have worshipped. "-Sacramental Life"This groundbreaking research might help to reshape the way in which that we predict approximately early American Methodist worship and the way it connects to more moderen developments.

Extra resources for The Color of Fascism: Lawrence Dennis, Racial Passing, and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in the United States

Show sample text content

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 44 votes